(10/31/2023) | Constitutional law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University (FH UNAIR), Ekawestri Prajwalita Widiati, S.H., LL.M., was a participant in “CPG Public Law Academies: The German Political & Constitutional System” last Sunday (8/10/2023). The training was held for five days and collaborated with the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Asian Governance Foundation and was supported by International IDEA.
In the first session, CPG Director Henning Glaser presented a brief introduction to the historical development of German public law. He highlights the solid legal infrastructure that has developed over centuries, especially the constitutional legal system, which has had a significant impact on the state and society in Germany.
Then, the next session was a presentation of material about the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany and the creation of the German Constitution in 1949, which outlined the innovative elements of the new constitution, such as the right to asylum, rejection of emergency decisions, and the introduction of a conscience decision against military service.
A lecturer must, of course, continue to develop the knowledge he has by attending training classes, including lecturers who focus on the field of comparative constitutional law. Training classes on constitutional law from other countries can enrich the lecturers’ insight in gaining clarity about the constitutional systems being compared to find solutions to existing issues.